The Punters Siren – Review

Wild, is the right word. The Punter’s Siren’ by Gina Schien took the audience on an exciting ride from start to finish. I was instantly captivated by Helen’s (played by Jacqui Robson) intoxicating drama on her lust towards a blonde beauty, Linda (played by Laura Viskovich).

Fast-paced and not losing the excitement, I was thrown back to the 1960s where the plot takes place in Randwick Racecourse. Jacqui Robson’s portrayal of Helen is superb, her various personas is seen as she goes back and forth on her decisions. To pursue or not to pursue. She is unconditionally challenged by her sexual desire, which is such a beautiful comedic relief against Laura’s portrayal of an alluring, money –seeker siren named Linda. I found myself laughing, you will too, along Helen’s outcomes as she jeopardises her morals for the name of ‘love’.

Whether you’re a man or woman, the plot will remind you of the times when desire mixed with lust try to overcome your logical reasoning. More specifically, the times you made a fool of yourself in front of your ultimate crush. Each scene was a delight and an hour was not enough, I wanted more!


– Mary Joy Quisumbing


Based in Sydney, MJ – through Purple Curiosity – uncovers, showcases and reviews hot-spots and happenings around town. Her avid indulges can be seen more here.

Photos by Purple Curiosity ‘Punter’s Siren’ by Gina Schien, running until 5th March 2016 at Blood Moon Theatre, located in The World Bar. Buy tickets now.
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